Who is Jorien Ter Mors?
Jorien Ter Mors was born in 1989. She is a Dutch speed skater who does both short track and long track. She was the Olympic champion in the 1500 m and team pursuit in long track at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the 1000 m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
She is nicknamed Jorien by her friends and family. The athlete has done her education in Sport Studies - Heerenveen Sport City, Netherlands. Her partner is Jeroen Le Duc. She can speak Dutch, English and German.
She has trained under coach Dennis Van der Gun on the Netherland level and Geert Kuiper on national level. She competed in speed skating and short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Ter Mors once got a back injury due to which she missed the 2017 World Cup event in Stavanger, Norway. She struggled with a knee injury in training during the 2017/18 season. She began skating at about age 11 in the Netherlands because her father introduced her to skating. She decided to take up speed skating in order to improve her physique for short track.
She regards the Dutch hockey player Wietske de Ruiter as her hero and short track coach Jeroen Otter as her influence. "Combining different disciplines makes you stronger. That is what I believe in," is the philosophy that drives her continuously. Jorien Ter Mors was the female recipient of the 2016 Ard Schenk Award, which is presented to the best speed skater in the Netherlands. She is also the flag bearer for Netherlands at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
In 2008, she received the Short Track Talent Award from the Royal Dutch Skating Association. She initially used to compete in short track, before later she took up long speed skating also. In 2014, she became the first female to compete in both short track and speed skating at the same edition of the Olympic Winter Games when she took part in both sports in Sochi. The Olympic Champion has stated her intention to end her competitive short track career after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang to focus on speed skating.
Jorien Ter Mor's career career can be divided into two phases:
Ter Mors competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics representing Netherlands. She placed third in her round one race of the 500 m but was disqualified in the opening round of the 1000 m as she failed to advance. She was also a member of the Dutch 3000 m relay team, which finished third in the semifinals and won the B Final, ending up fourth in overall standings. Her best overall individual finish, is 23rd, in the 500 m.
As of 2013, ter Mors has won two silver medals at the World Championships. The first one came in 2011, as a member of the Dutch relay team, and the second in 2013 in the 1000 m. She has also won three gold medals as a member of the Dutch relay team at the European Championships.
As of 2013, ter Mors has one ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victory, coming as part of the Dutch relay team in 2012–13 at Dresden. She also has four other podium finishes. Her top World Cup ranking is 7th, in the 1500 m in 2013–14.
On 13 February 2014 she skated the B-finals in the 500 m and placed sixth in the overall standings. On 15 February 2014, she became fourth at the 1,500 m during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On 20 February 2018 she skated the B-finals in the 3,000 m relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics and her team set the world record time of 4:03.471 winning a bronze medal. The Netherlands received a bronze medal even though they didn't skate in the A-finals. This was her first ever medal in short-track speed skating at the Olympic Games. Ter Mors became the first female athlete to win Olympic medals in two different sports at the same Winter Olympic Games.
In 2012, Ter Mors started competing in long track speed skating events. After winning the 2013 KNSB Dutch Allround Championships and the 1,500m at the 2014 KNSB Dutch Single Distance Championships she went back to short track, but in the 2013–14 World Cup 4 in Berlin she was part of the Dutch team that won a gold medal in the team pursuit.
At the 2018 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Ter Mors won her first world sprint championship gold medal. She previously won a bronze medal in the 2016 and 2017 world sprint championships.
Net worth of the skater
The net worth of the skater is currently under review.
A lovely career filled with awards and accolades, Jorien Ter Mors has done herself and her country proud. Her passion and love for the sport is clearly seen in her performances. May she have many more such victorious years ahead!